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Ebed Doulos

Member Since 19 Jun 2011
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#18501 Arabic Text

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 05 September 2013 - 07:59 PM

According to John 19:19-20 the titulus (plaque or parchment) placed above Jesus' head read "JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS" and was written in Latin, Greek and Hebrew.  Apparently, neither Aramaic (the common language of Judea) or Arabic was on the document.

#17829 Found this amazing website

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 15 July 2013 - 08:47 AM

I offer my personal opinion which translates into personal practice:  I obey the law, secular as well as the divine, to the very best of my understanding.


I often hear people use Jesus' activities in regards to the money changers as an excuse for their own activity.  But I have yet to find in the scriptures where Jesus broke the law in driving them from the temple.  However, I do find references where by doing what he did, Jesus actually upheld the law.  (See Isaiah 56:7; Matthew 21:13; Psalms 69:9; John 2:17)


If it was against the law and since this event occurred just a few days before his crucifixion, one would think that the High Priest and the Sanhedrin would have used this easily proved charge.  There were many witnesses who were financially impacted.  They were still in the vicinity and I'm sure that the Jewish authorities could have found a few who would have eagerly testified.   But they did not.  Instead they called on false witnesses. (See Mark 14:55-56)


Therefore, I do not believe that Christ driving the money changers from the House of the Lord is a licence to break any law.  That, in my opinion, includes, among others, secular laws concerning copyright.


::spills his popcorn::

#17817 Found this amazing website

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 13 July 2013 - 05:52 PM

I've got this sudden urge to get into my comfy-chair with a box of popcorn.

#17816 Looking for a new project

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 13 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

Sorry for the late response.  Lots of excuses but it just boils down to busy.


This is the one:






#17730 How to get Study Bible NLT on e-Sword

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 07 July 2013 - 10:01 PM

Currently and I do not know for how long, the NLT Bundle is on sale for $34.97  Normally it is $49.97:




This bundle includes: 
B0007 - New Living Translation® for e-Sword 
C0011 - Life Application Study Bible Notes for e-Sword 
C0020 - Life Application New Testament Commentary for e-Sword


Be quick!

#17729 I just have to tell somebody

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 07 July 2013 - 09:53 PM

Sorry folks, but I feel compelled to resurrect this thread.  Once again I am shouting from the figurative rooftops because I am so happy and joyful.  In the past year I have managed to acquire a 1917 "New and Improved Edition" of the Scofield Reference Bible.  I'm not kidding.  It really says "New and Improved Edition". It is in relative good condition.  The hinges are showing wear but they are still in usable condition.  The spine is separation only in one spot. It is on my list to be repaired.

Also ... tonight I acquired a first edition 1909 Scofield.  What is really amazing to me is that the cost was well within my $US20 budget. The condition is a wee bit rough but I think a judicious application of a razor, some glue and a bit of clamping and I shall have it in passable shape.  I am truly blessed and needed to share the news of my good fortune.  Thanks be to the Father of us all.

#17349 KJV+TVM problem

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 08 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

I wonder if it might be as simple as changing the tool tip font size: [Options][Fonts...][Tool Tip Font Size].

#17022 Numeric English New Testament

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 17 May 2013 - 10:54 AM

I've not heard of the Numeric New Testament by Dr. Ivan Panin until today but his work appears to be quite interesting.
A link to a PDF file can be found here: http://www.ubm1.org/?page=nent
The copyright appears to allow a module to be built so does anyone care to make it?
"Copy all UBM materials and distribute freely, in accordance with our Fair Use Policy." (from home page)
"©2010 Unleavened Bread Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
(Feel free to copy portions; or in full if nothing is added or deleted but not for resale.)


We have copyrighted this in this way because dishonest people have in the past used Ivan Panin's figures while deleting his findings in order to prove an inferior version. Also, it cannot be stolen from us for the purpose of enriching a few and shutting us out.  Anyone may copy this book in full and give it to multitudes.  We plan to publish it and make it widely available in the online stores at the lowest price they will permit.  What little we do make will be used to bulk print them and give them away -- so we will make no profit." (from NENT link page)

#16344 a very interesting site

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 22 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Sometimes people need something, i.e., books, other people, etc., that will guide them to the Holy Spirit.  Not everyone can make a leap of faith unaided.

#15847 MySword for android

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 17 February 2013 - 08:20 AM

The preferred Bible Study program for the Android platform is called MySword.  This forum supports it.  In actuality, it is far more mature and robust with more resources (aka modules) than e-Sword for the iPad.


Look here for official program information:



Look here for the resources:



Look here for forum support:



You can download the app itself from your preferred android app store.

#15722 Downloading MySword Assets

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 08 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

Look here for All kinds of MySword modules:



#15582 Reference Library font size

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 01 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

Josh is correct.  Those two methods work well for enlarging/shrinking the text.  Sadly they do not function in a similar manner for the titles as found in the icon menu bar.  


You may wish to open Windows Control Panel > Apperance and Personalization > Display and enlarge the fonts from there.  That will affect all programs; not just e-Sword.


Another option is the "Magnifier" tool.  I have it in my Accessories folder but I do not remember where it was before I put it there.  That said, I do not use it very often because it takes me forever to figure out where I am when it is on.

#15480 What Modules do you want for e-Sword

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 27 January 2013 - 09:39 AM



This discussion in the following thread is about a year old but I believe that its salient points are still viable.




Thread summary: 1) the TWOT and TDNT are still under copyright protection, 2) illegal, pirated versions of the TWOT and TDNT are available "out there somewhere" but they are not accurate versions, 3) eStudySource.com will hopefully, eventually provide legal and accurate modules of the TWOT and TDNT, 4) in the meantime do not hold your breath.

#15237 How to download esword modules to iPad

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 10 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

I am brand new to e-s word and have downloaded the app for $5.00 and am having a hard time getting NIV to download. I read this forum and I am wondering if I read this right. I CAN'T download it because you guys thought we would only download this on our iPads for references? If so I would like my $5 back and think you need to be more forthright in your app description.


Just an FYI: This is not the official e-Sword site.  The individual who runs this sight (Josh Bond) did not write the e-Sword program or app.  Neither does he profit from the sale of the app or the download of the program.  Josh runs this site as a gratis ministry.  It is free, without charge.  There are several individuals who make programs that enhance the value and ease of use of e-Sword.  They, too, do it gratis.  There are others who make modules such as Bibles, Dictionaries, Commentaries, etc.  These modules are, with rare exception, no longer in copyright status and the module creators provide their labor without remuneration.  There is no cost for any module found on  BibleSupport.com.  There are two sites that receive modest compensation for copyright modules:


The official e-Sword site:



A source for copyright modules such as the NIV:



I say modest compensation because most of the cost, goes to the copyright holders.  This would include the NIV.  Now, with that in mind, if you really want your $4.99 back you contact Rick Meyers, who is the creator of both the e-Sword app and program.  You can do so here:




Personally, I find both the e-Sword program and app to have great bang-for-the-buck.  It is small wonder that e-Sword is the most popular Bible study program in the world.

#15031 What are the different extentions?

Posted by Ebed Doulos on 30 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

The following module types are the ones I am most familiar with:

.bblx - Bible
.brpx - Bible Reading Plan
.cmtx - Commentary
.dctx - Dictionary
.devx - Devotional
.harx - Harmony
.jnlx - Journal
.lstx - Verse List
.mapx - Graphics including maps, pictures, paintings etc.
.notx - Notes
.prlx - Prayer List File

.refx - Reference Books; closely related to .topx
.topx - Topics; can be converted to ,refx

I've probably missed a few and with my luck they are the ones you are looking for. The good thing is that there are a bunch of bulging brain types who inhabit these regions and they will pick up the ones I've missed and correct the ones I have gotten wrong.